2021 Coues

Dosh

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That’s a nice, big Coues and a BIG hole. Betting he didn’t take any steps after that!
 

LVJ76

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Like your.
Here is my 2021 Southern Arizona Coues deer. We saw the buck over a couple days but he never presented an opportunity for a shot. On the third day we had a shot opportunity at 521 yards. The buck was about 12 degrees above me and quartering to me. I pulled the shot a bit to the right and hit him in the neck. The wound on the picture is the entrance wound, there was no exit.

Great hunt with my oldest son.

The specs for rifle and ammo:

Remington Sendero 300 Remington Ultra Mag

Bedded action
Timmney Trigger
Terminator muzzle break
Cerkote finish
Leupold Mark 5 HD 7-35x (mil rad)
Leupold Rings
Leupold 20 MOA base

Ammo
Norma brass
Salt bath annealed
Federal LRM gold medal primers
Hodgdon H-1000
Hornady 208 grain ELD-Match
3,095 fps avg
14 fps SD
View attachment 307208

I really like it when the antlers open up a bit but then go high like in this buck
 
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DMP25-06

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Here is my 2021 Southern Arizona Coues deer. We saw the buck over a couple days but he never presented an opportunity for a shot. On the third day we had a shot opportunity at 521 yards. The buck was about 12 degrees above me and quartering to me. I pulled the shot a bit to the right and hit him in the neck. The wound on the picture is the entrance wound, there was no exit.

Great hunt with my oldest son.

The specs for rifle and ammo:

Remington Sendero 300 Remington Ultra Mag

Bedded action
Timmney Trigger
Terminator muzzle break
Cerkote finish
Leupold Mark 5 HD 7-35x (mil rad)
Leupold Rings
Leupold 20 MOA base

Ammo
Norma brass
Salt bath annealed
Federal LRM gold medal primers
Hodgdon H-1000
Hornady 208 grain ELD-Match
3,095 fps avg
14 fps SD
View attachment 307208
Hunt5BN ,

With the deer quartering toward you , did the bullet continue penetration into the body cavity ?
Or was it contained within the neck ?

I am curious because I am shooting this same bullet in my .300 Win.Mag. , with great accuracy at 2908 FPS.

Thank You ,
DMP25-06
 

Hunt5BN

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Were you hunting Dragons ? congrats on very nice Coues.
We were close to Nogales.
Hunt5BN ,

With the deer quartering toward you , did the bullet continue penetration into the body cavity ?
Or was it contained within the neck ?

I am curious because I am shooting this same bullet in my .300 Win.Mag. , with great accuracy at 2908 FPS.

Thank You ,
DMP25-06
The buck was higher on the mountain so my shot entered at an upward angle. The bullet fragmented upon entry but caused catastrophic damage. The arteries in the neck were shredded and as best as I could tell three of his vertebrae were destroyed.

I have been using this rifle and load for quite a while as have my two sons. I think we are at 5-Coues and 1 mule deer. Not one has taken a step after being hit. Truly devastating results and incredible accuracy.
 

lancetkenyon

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Congrats! Thanks for sharing. I am very interested in a coues hunt in the next few years. Looks like AZ is the place to go.
You better start applying now. Not nearly as easy for NR to draw these fast becoming premium tags as it once was.
 

sobrbiker

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Nice buck! Been a couple years since I drew a Coues rifle tag, but I’ve still got a few meals left of my ‘20 velvet OTC buck, and a couple weeks in December to try for another!
Couldn’t imagine that big of a caliber though for coozers, even with a arrow through the boiler room I only end up w/5-6 1gal ziplock bags of processed meat😆
 
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